Posts Tagged ‘channel-4’

Cash Channel: Channel 4 Commisions Brit-Indies

By Kieron Gillen on September 7th, 2009.

Sometimes, the future creeps up when we’re not looking. Part of me wonders whether this will be part of it. Channel 4, after some impressive successes with webgames like the Bafta Award Winning Bow Street Runner and the Tim Stone admiration winning 1066 have decided to spend a load more on making games, reports Develop. Key quote…

The move is part of a £4.5m fund – half of which is finding its way to UK independent companies such as Tuna Technologies, Beatnik Games, Zombie Cow Studios, Six to Start, Preloaded and Littleloud to fund projects up to £800,000 in size.

Go read the rest of the interview with Alice Taylor to see the full story. Some thoughts and noting of conflict of interest follow…
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1066: Shield Walls And Stench Weasels

By Tim Stone on June 7th, 2009.

The bloke that cut-me-up on the A303 yesterday is a STENCH WEASEL, the librarian that never returns my smile is a RAVEN STARVER, and the person that regularly fly-tips at the end of my road is a STINKING TURD. Thank you midden-mouthed web wargame 1066, a week in your company has enriched my abuse lexicon no end.

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New Introversion Game?

By Jim Rossignol on July 8th, 2008.

A chronometer, yesterday.
Work, or at least mysterious “pre-production” has begun on the sixth Introversion game, “Chronometer.” Google tells me that chronometer means “clock’, so perhaps some kind of clever time-travel game? Chris Delay isn’t giving much away, but I’m going to post that image of a big gold pocketwatch anyway.
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Bow Street Runner

By Jim Rossignol on February 13th, 2008.

Pump Harlots for information
British Broadcasters Channel 4 send word of the first of their new online games, a rather well produced point-and-click detective adventure Bow Street Runner, which is set to arrive in a number of episodes in the coming months. The game is aimed to educate players about the work of the early police force – The Bow Street Runners – who were tasked with cleaning up the crime-ridden horrors of Georgian London. Surprisingly, it’s pretty good.
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